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Worldwide Web Cam Hacking Raid Results In Nearly 100 Arrests
2014-05-20 11:25:25

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday, international law enforcement agencies announced that nearly 100 people were arrested in a worldwide crackdown aimed at the creators, sellers and users of malicious commercial software called Blackshades Remote Access Tool (RAT). This malware can be used to remotely seize control of a victim's computer, access and view documents, record keystrokes and most ominously of all it can be used to activate an infected computer's...

Europol Takes Down Ransomware Cybercrime Gang
2013-02-14 05:11:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Europol announced on Wednesday that it has broken up a well-organized gang of cybercriminals that extorted millions of euros from online users in more 30 countries by persuading them pay phony police fines. The group used a "ransomware" virus that locked victims´ computers, and then displayed messages claiming the action was taken by authorities based on the users´ abusive Internet usage. The message told victims they...

2011-06-07 18:01:00

BRUSSELS and HERAKLION, Greece, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Union Agency, ENISA, (European Network and Information Security Agency) has today launched online an updated edition of its "Country Reports" on network and information security (NIS) in the Member States and other European countries. The publication finds that European countries are highly varied in how prepared they are for dealing with cybercrime, network attacks and network resilience. Updated and extended for...

2011-02-17 18:00:00

BRUSSELS and HERAKLION, Greece, February 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The EU's 'cyber security' Agency ENISA has published a paper on the security and privacy concerns regarding new types of online 'cookies'. The advertising industry has led the drive for new, persistent and powerful cookies, with privacy-invasive features for marketing practices and profiling. The Agency advocates e.g. that both the user browser and the origin server must assist informed consent, and that users should be...

2011-02-15 07:38:00

NEW YORK and BERLIN, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When so many of today's criminals are mobile and online, what tools can help investigators to uncover hidden threats and leads? The answer sits with John Gill, VP, Global Agency Practice at 3i-MIND and former White House Chief Security Officer. At 11:00 a.m. CET today, Gill will speak at the European Police Congress about Internet crime and the use of open source intelligence tools in the 21st Century. Gill will examine recent criminal...

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  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.